Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

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Two North LaSalle Street
Suite 1700
Chicago, Illinois 60602-3801, United States
Phone: (312) 269-8000
Fax: (312) 269-1747
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Illinois
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Reminder: Service Providers Must Comply with New Requirements for Copyright Safe Harbor by December 31, 2017

As we discussed in our previous alert, the deadline for internet service providers to re-register electronically for copyright safe harbor protection is rapidly approaching on December 31, 2017…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Maximizing Deductions Through Prepayment of Real Property Taxes Before Potential Tax Law Changes

Currently, individual taxpayers who itemize their deductions can deduct real property taxes paid that year. Under both the House and Senate tax reform bills, the property tax deduction would be capped at $10,000. If that cap is…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

New IRS Rules for Partnership Audits Require Immediate Review of Partnership Agreements

Beginning in 2018, most partnerships (including LLCs and other arrangements treated as partnerships for tax purposes) will be subject to a new “centralized partnership audit regime.” The volume of Internal Revenue Service…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

The Supreme Court Limits Where Patent Owners May File Infringement Actions – With Some Guidance from Applicable District Court Decisions

The Supreme Court recently decided TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Group, 581 U. S. ____ (2017), which has changed the rules concerning where patent infringement lawsuits may be brought. Specifically, patent infringement actions…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Laws Go Into Effect July 1: Are You Ready?

As the holiday weekend approaches, many employers in Chicago and Cook County find themselves scrambling to prepare for the Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances that will take effect this Saturday, July 1, 2017. The…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Reminder: Service Providers Must Comply with New Requirements for Copyright Safe Harbor by December 31, 2017

Under regulations issued late last year by the United States Copyright Office, to receive safe harbor protection, all “service providers” must electronically register an agent to receive notices of copyright infringement under…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Record-Setting Target Settlement Changes Expectations for Institutional Data Security

On May 24, 47 state attorneys general settled with Target for $18.5 million regarding its 2013 data breach. The implications of the agreement may be more far-reaching than many companies realize. The fact that nearly all…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Energy Transfer, Williams, and the Circular Ownership of Stock

It is unheard of for a deal to die at the closing table because lawyers cannot deliver a required opinion regarding a transaction that they structured and negotiated. Yet, this is exactly what happened last year when two large…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law, Taxation

Landlord Rights and Responsibilities in Commercial Tenant Bankruptcies

Landlords beware: You may not be able to rely on all the remedies found in your lease if your tenant files bankruptcy. For example, the bankruptcy section of your lease may provide that the tenant filing a bankruptcy petition…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Supreme Court Clarifies the Scope of Copyright Protection for Features of Useful Articles

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Star Athletica L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. clarifies that the original designs on useful articles, such as common household items and personal electronics, may be protected by copyright…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

President Trump Issues Memorandum on Fiduciary Rule Likely Leading to Delayed Compliance Date

On February 3, 2017, President Trump issued a memorandum directing the Department of Labor to prepare an updated economic and legal analysis of its “Fiduciary Rule.” Compliance with the Fiduciary Rule is generally required on…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Website ADA Compliance Remains a Pressing Concern

As discussed in a prior client alert, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which forbids “places of public accommodation” from discriminating against those with disabilities, may also apply to websites. Blind…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Requirements for Copyright Safe Harbor

The federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) provides safe harbors from copyright infringement liability for online service providers that are engaged in specified activities and that meet certain eligibility…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

DOL Enjoined From Implementing New Minimum Salary Level Regulations on December 1, 2016

Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered an order enjoining the implementation and enforcement of U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations which change the minimum annual salary level…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Best Practices for Protecting Your Company With a Successful Insurance Renewal

Many in-house attorneys and risk managers follow the same ritual each year when renewing their company’s insurance policies: they look at a few insurance proposals, compare premiums, and then put their renewal policies in a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance
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